COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 84 New Cases, 1 Death as 'Bridge Phase' Nears, Masks Come Off For Those Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 84 New Cases, 1 Death as ‘Bridge Phase’ Nears, Masks Come Off For Those Fully Vaccinated

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4:15PM THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021

84 New Cases, 1 Death as ‘Bridge Phase’ Arrives, Masks Come Off For Those Fully Vaccinated

Kane County saw 84 new COVID-19 cases today and one additional death, while hearing a lot of good news about the COVID-19 vaccine and the easing of restrictions statewide and nationwide.

Today, the state of Illinois gave the official word that the Pfizer vaccine is available to 12- to 15-year-olds, said vaccinations could be happening soon in schools and reminded residents that the “Bridge Phase” would start Friday. Nationally, the CDC announced today that it’s OK to take of your mask in most settings if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

Locally, Kane County’s case total is now 58,349 and the number of deaths since the pandemic began is 771.

The additional Kane County death was a woman in her 70s, according to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Kane County’s seven-day test-positivity rate stayed at 5.4% for the third straight day.

So far, 411,320 vaccine doses have been administered in Kane County.

The IDPH reports that 84.42% of residents age 65 and older and 52.32% of residents age 16 to 64 have had at least one shot of vaccine.

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